Downtown Employee Parking Permit Program

The Downtown Employee Parking Permit Program aka “White Dot Spots” provides ALL DAY parking for downtown business owners and employees in designated spaces.

  • Annual Pass: $36; Valid October 1st through September 30th
  • Quarterly Pass: $12; Valid for current quarter, must be renewed each quarter
  • Permits are not pro-rated
Downtown Parking District

The Downtown Parking District includes the properties in the core of the downtown triangle that do not have private off-street parking. Business addresses listed below are eligible to purchase a parking permit:

  • Main Street: All addresses except 400 and 401
  • State Street: All addresses except 170
  • First Street: 197, 199, 201, 227, 235, 249 and 299
  • Second Street: All addresses from 148 to 255
  • Third Street: 126, 140 and 200
  • Parking Plazas: All addresses
Obtaining a Permit

Applicants must provide:

  • Completed application with the Verification of Employment signed by business owner or manager
  • Copy of valid Los Altos Business License
  • Payment for permits made payable to “City of Los Altos”

Applications can be hand delivered or mailed to: 

Los Altos Police Department, Records Division
1 N. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

Parking Permit Information
  • Permit parking is available in the North and South Parking Plazas in parking stalls marked with a white dot; view the Downtown Parking Map for the location of the white dot spaces
  • Permit holders may park in white dot spaces ALL DAY
  • Permits must be at the bottom right corner of the passenger front windshield and clearly displayed; citations are issued if the permit is obscured
  • Permits are transferrable window decals and may be shared among part-time employees
  • Lost permits will not be replaced; new permits can be purchased if available
  • There is a limited supply of permits and sell on a first come, first serve basis